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Apprentice Guide (Intern) position available

We are growing! Acton Academy Nashville is searching for an Apprentice Guide.

Apprentice Guide

This is a training program in which you are paid to learn how to run an Acton studio. The position could lead to a Guide position once we open our middle school.

The apprentice guide will divide his/her time between our two elementary studios (ages 5-9 and 9-12). The apprentice will be an observer and offer assistance directly to the lead Guide but will not formally guide the children until fully trained.  

This is an internship that allows someone to learn more about the Acton philosophy in preparation for one day serving as a lead Guide. 

  • Observe the studio based on observation prompts given by the lead Guide and complete training assignments 

  • Assist the lead Guide in material making and preparation for Quest

  • Learn all Acton systems as directed by the lead Guide 

  • Study Socratic guiding, growth mindset, Quest design and other key features of our program

  • Take observation notes when directed by the lead Guide

  • Monitor children on the playground and during times of transition

  • Read books for professional development assigned by lead guide or administration

  • Help maintain the studio space as directed by lead Guide

  • Substitute when a lead Guide must be absent

  • Montessori training is preferred but not required

The hours will be part-time - Tuesday through Thursday, 8:15am - 3:45pm. This is an hourly, part-time, paid internship. 

Please thoroughly review our website and the main Acton Academy website before writing your cover letter. If you feel you understand and connect with our vision, please send a resume and cover letter addressing why you would like this opportunity and why you are the right fit to

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